Young Monks at a monastery in Myanmar holding Critically Endangered Burmese Star Tortoises (Geochelone platynota). We believe that habitat protection with the involvement of local communities is crucial to preventing the extinction of this species and many others.
These lovely ladies show off some of Myanmar’s most beautiful residents. Burmese Star Tortoises (Geochelone platynota) are listed as Critically Endangered and have become ecologically extinct in the wild. The Turtle Conservancy breeds more of these amazing animals than anyone else in the United States.
A beautiful yet Critically Endangered Burmese Star Tortoise (Geochelone platynota) at our conservation center. This individual is part of our assurance colony keeping the species from the brink of extinction.
Assurance colonies in Myanmar and abroad are the last hope for the Burmese Star Tortoise (Geochelone platynota). A species that is ecologically extinct in the wild. The Turtle Conservancy works diligently to protect this Critically Endangered Species, and our primary goal is to see them in the wild once again.